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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/20/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say a quick hello and tell you all that I am back home from surgery Feb.11th. The surgery itself went very well. Instead of finding the one stricture they found three! They removed part of my cecum, terminal ileum, valve and appendix. Hospital stay was a bit longer than expected due to a high fever for a few days, which resolved itself without complications thank goodness. I get the staples out tommorrow and see the surgeon for f/u in 3 weeks. Thank goodness for all the family support I have and a wonderful husband and boys, because it sure is hard to move around. Each day I feel that bit stronger. Thanks for all of your advice before I went in the hospital and the future questions coming! Talk to you soon.
40 yr old wife and mom to two boys 8 & 10
symptoms since the age of 19
officially diagnosed with crohn's Nov.2006
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 x 3day
(just went off Entocort 3mg 2/day)
Surgery booked for Feb.11th- TI resection(stricture)

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 2/20/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you are doing well, sounds like you have been through alot!!! Hope you have a long remmission

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 2/20/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi smile, I am glad your surgery went well and that you are feeling better. Make sure you get plenty rest.
Take care, teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 261
   Posted 2/21/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you are home and recovering well.  It sounds like we had pretty much the same surgery.  I'm six weeks out at this point and feeling pretty good, so stay positive.  Let's hope to a new life for both of us!  Cheers!!

31year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08  (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin, Flagyl

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   

I am so glad your home. All the best to you. Take care.


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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 132
   Posted 2/21/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you have a speedy recovery and will be feeling good real soon! Much love & laughter to you and your family!
Mother to 15 yr old daughter diagnosed w/CD 9/07.  Had col & endo in 9/07, small bowel follow through 11/07, surgery for abcesses 11/07.  Curently taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, entocort-x3, 6 mp 50mg-x3.....still not doing well.

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Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 494
   Posted 2/21/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
aw im so gla dyoure feeling pretty well, who would have figured they would have found 3! anyhow keep on going, youre doin well!
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 and Bipolar, Migraines, Hypothyroid
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking Levisin, Clidinium and nexium for my CD. I'm off my remicade--nervous. I am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar, Wellbutrin and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BP med. im on fentanyl patches for pain also, and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes. And now i also am hypothyroid, anything else?!

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